"Political power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely." True or False?
If you answered "true," you might be tempted to call yourself "libertarian-leaning," "liberal," "conservative," or "independent."
If you answered "false," maybe you are one who thinks political power doesn't have to corrupt. This is the correct answer.
A Course in Miracles teaches us that not only is total honesty possible but it is required for peace of mind and for maximum service to oneself and others:
"Honesty does not apply only to what you say. The term actually means consistency. There is nothing you say that contradicts what you think or do; no thought opposes any other thought; no act belies your word; and no word lacks agreement with another. Such are the truly honest. At no level are they in conflict with themselves. Therefore it is impossible for them to be in conflict with anyone or anything. The peace of mind which the advanced teachers of God experience is largely due to their perfect honesty." (ACIM Manual for Teachers)
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"...nor will people say, 'Here it is,' or 'There it is,' because the kingdom of God is within you." (Luke 17:21)
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